There are two bags you always need to have at the ready. 1- Your Bug Out Bag and 2 – Your Armed Response Bag. Your Bug Out Bag should contain your survival gear, extra food, water, clothing, first aid kit, etc., while your armed response bag should contain your shotgun shells and rifle ammo with magazines for defensive purposes.
My armed response bag is the Voodoo Tactical extended deployment extra large bag in woodland camo; which is a shoulder, sling mounted bag with 4 separate compartments. I have made some changes in what I carry as follows. In the front compartment I keep 24, 00 Buck shotgun shells in a Condor molle shotgun shell pouch, In the rear compartment I keep 4 P-Mag 30 round magazines; and in each of the side compartments I keep 12 additional 00 Buck shotgun shells in Voodoo Tactical molle shotgun shell pouches. Total available rounds for quick deployment equals 48 shotgun shells and 120 rifle cartridges.
Your armed response bag is for when you need immediate, quick access to your ammo in the event of a defensive scenario where your life or your families life is on the line. The reason I keep both shotgun and rifle ammo with mags available; is depending on the scenario, it will make a difference whether I go to my 12 gauge shotgun or my rifle as my primary defensive weapon. In either event I have everything handy in the event an armed self defense response is necessary.
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